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Just like Kohli, I will run shirtless if India win 2019 World Cup: Kapil Dev

first_imgWorld Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev speaking at Agenda Aaj Tak 2018 in New Delhi on Tuesday promised to follow the lead of Team India captain Virat Kohli down Oxford street shirtless if India win the World Cup in England 2019.”I will run shirtless if India win the World Cup. Just like Kohli said that he will run shirtless if India win, I will too,” Kapil Dev said at Agenda Aaj Tak 2018.”I can do anything for my country,” he said.Kohli had said in an interview to India Today he would run down Oxford Street if India won the World Cup in England in 2019.When asked again in the presence of Sourav Ganguly, who’s iconic shirt-waiving at Lord’s after India won the NatWest Series final against England is etched in memory, Kohli had repeated the promise.Kapil Dev when asked who would win the World Cup come July in England, he confessed that his heart and head have the same name.”My heart says India can win the World Cup, my head is saying India need to play good cricket to win,” Kapil said.When Sunil Gavaskar was also asked the same question, he said India in heartbeat.”The World Cup is coming to India,” the original ‘Little Master’ said.”This Indian team have all the ingredients to win the World Cup,” Gavaskar added.He also painted his dream scenario for India to win the World Cup. He said it that India would need six runs to win with MS Dhoni at the crease and it would Pakistan’s Mohammed Ameer with the final ball at The Lord’s.advertisementAnd Dhoni would again finish it off in style…When the pair where asked about comparisons between their (Gavaskar and Kapil’s) World Cup-winning teams and that of Dhoni’s in Mumbai, Gavaskar said, “The 1983 team was more handsome than the 2011 World Cup-winning team. Who has worked in films from the 2011 team?”Gavaskar was also very hopeful of celebrating the golden jubilee celebration of that famous World Cup win in 1983.”Fingers crossed, toes crossed that we will celebrate the golden jubilee of 1983 win,” Gavaskar said.Also Read | Kapil Dev would have gone for Rs 25 crore in Indian Premier League auctionslast_img read more

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Danny Rose’s story shows sport’s pressures can outweigh the release

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn World Cup 2018 Danny Rose Share via Email When a well-known sports person speaks publicly about their struggles with depression it is a reflex response to talk about how a show of vulnerability from a profession synonymous with strength will help remove the stigma for fellow sufferers. This is, of course, entirely right. Undiagnosed depression is a killer. Diagnosed it can be soothed and managed and placed in remission.And yet it is tempting to hope this stigma is not as widely felt as it once was. Young people in particular – despite being informed with tedious regularity how fragile they are – do not appear to see the depression or melancholia as something to be ashamed of or diminished by.Perhaps it depends where you start from. If your first love was books or music you are unlikely to have retained for very long the impression darkness and doubt are an unusual part of life. Some of my own favourite people growing up included George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Philip Larkin, Leonard Cohen and Kurt Cobain. Yep. Fun house party right there.It seems likely all these people were driven to a degree by what we call depressive moods, by the power and the horror of the long black cloud. As Larkin once said: “Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.” And Larkin’s instinct is right. The idea of “happiness” as a sustained, ongoing state is a fiction invented by magazines in the 1950s. Walking around Being Happy – the ecstasies of the perfect life, perfect smiling family, perfect gleaming kitchen countertops – is not the human experience.In reality we have always been complex robots, hard‑wired for pain and joy. Read a Middle English poem and even in those muscular times the dominant themes are ruined halls and moss-covered castles, decay and Weltschmerz. These feelings are glorified, wrung out, waved about like a warrior’s battleaxe. No stigma here; just a shared human lament.There is of course a reason for going on about this on the sports pages. Danny Rose’s decision to talk with great clarity in midweek about his own clinical depression, a material consideration on the eve of England’s World Cup departure, was a deeply moving interlude. It is easy to lose sight of the fact the person in front of the board covered in adverts isn’t a want-away left-back, or an invulnerable millionaire (the most idiotic of obstacles to empathy) but an average human. Perhaps even a slightly more vulnerable human than the rest of us, more of which in a second. Topics Share on Messenger Tyson Fury insists he is ‘sharper than ever’ for comeback against Sefer Seferi Share on Facebook England The fact Rose felt able to speak like this is credit to his own emotional intelligence, and to the atmosphere created by the admirable Gareth Southgate. Frankly, I don’t care what England do from here, how it goes in the usual fretful clinches when suddenly England’s players become frazzled and fraught, hair tousled, cheeks flushed, always somehow facing the wrong way. This team can lose to Panama if they want. It already feels like it exists for a reason.There is one point, though. As usual the coverage of Rose’s depression has dwelt on the idea that “even” athletes – so resilient, so glossily handsome – can suffer depression; the suggestion they are helping us to see that even the strong can be afflicted.This is true of course. But there is also evidence to suggest the opposite, that elite athletes are more prone to depression than regular humans, that it is us who should be taking extra care of them.In 2016 academics from Loughborough University, among them David Fletcher and Hannah Newman, produced a paper on the relationship between mental illness and elite sport. Their conclusions suggest that despite being considered “especially resilient” elite athletes – with their drive, their fire, their (let’s face it) quite strange obsession with reductive physical exercises – are more vulnerable, not less.It isn’t hard to follow the paper’s reasoning. In its basic form sport is a balm to feelings of anxiety. Over time as a professional the cartoonish pressures start to outweigh the relief. Elite athletes find themselves subject to forces that pick away at their vulnerability rather than soothing it. Eventually “they can no longer escape from their symptoms, with or without sport”.At which point, enter Tyson Fury, who returns to the ring on Saturday night after a troubled period of absence. Fury’s doctrinal views on many issues may be inconsistent with liberal enlightenment, or indeed any kind of logic. But he remains compelling, clever, honest, infuriating and a brilliant boxer, capable of brawling like his legendary bare-knuckle forebear Bartley Gorman, great dangling arms pumping like piston hammers; but also coming out and bamboozling Vladimir Klitschko with his craft, head bobbing constantly like a cat preparing to pounce at a fly. Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Tyson Furycenter_img Support The Guardian World Cup Danny Rose opens up about depression after tragedy and tough year at Spurs Read more comment Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Boxing Sport Fury has lived half a lifetime in his 900 days away. His story is one of struggle and self-medication against demons that aren’t just in his head but seem at times to be right there in the room with him. It would be heartening to see him start to win again, just as I’d love to see Rose storming down the left as England surge towards the glory of a disappointing quarter-final exit.Really, though, the urge is simply to see them both feel better, to find the joy and release sport in its pure form can bring. At the very least it is worth remembering that while what they do brings joy it is a form of human extremity in every sense.In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org. Read more Share on WhatsApp Since you’re here… Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Cillessen frustrated by Barca’s €60m asking price

first_imgJasper Cillessen has made no secret of his desire to move away from Barcelona, but fears a €60 million (£53m/$67m) valuation is pricing him out of the market.The Dutch goalkeeper has filled a back-up role throughout his time at Camp Nou.He was snapped up from Ajax in the summer of 2016 as a highly-rated performer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Across three seasons in Catalunya, Cillessen has made just 32 appearances – with none of those coming in La Liga.That is because his rival for a starting berth, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, is considered to be one of the very best in the business.The 30-year-old is tied to a contract through to 2021, but he is hoping to see a break in that agreement granted.Cillessen, understandably, wants to find regular football away from the Spanish champions.He had been hoping that the summer of 2019 would deliver the move he craves, but Barca are reluctant to part with a proven performer for any less than his full market value.That situation is frustrating a Netherlands international, with Cillessen telling VTBL: “The fact that Barcelona ask for €60m for me does not help anything.“I still have to wait and see what happens in one of the top five European leagues. [A decision] will only be taken after the holidays.”Manchester United are among those said to hold an interest in Cillessen.Premier League giants at Old Trafford are still sweating on the future of current No. 1 David de Gea.The Spaniard is yet to commit to fresh terms and will see his deal with the Red Devils expire in the summer of 2020.It could be that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finds himself in the market for a new keeper in the next transfer window.Cillessen would be a ready-made replacement for De Gea, while he could also slot seamlessly into any number of sides across Europe.It does, however, remain to be seen whether Barca will open themselves up to a sale and lower their demands for a player who is obviously eager to take on a new challenge.last_img read more

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Helsinki Court Rules in Finnlines’ Favor

first_imgHelsinki District Court has ordered State of Finland to refund shipping company Finnlines Plc the fairway dues totaling about EUR 17.0 million including interest.According to the ruling, the Finnish Act on Fairway Dues in force until 1 January 2006  has contained provisions which according to EU law were discriminatory. As a result, the company has been charged excessive fairway dues during 2001-2004.If the judgment becomes final, it will affect Finnlines’ financial statements for 2015 positively with about EUR 16.5 million, the company said.Fifty-two other shipping companies, both from Finland and abroad, filed claims for excessive dues and will be compensated a total of $ 100 from the state.last_img read more

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SC refuses to extend counselling deadline for postgrad medical seats

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday refused to extend the schedule of counselling for filling up as many as 603 vacant seats in post-graduate medical and dental courses in deemed universities and private colleges. A vacation bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant disposed of a plea by the Education Promotion Society of India, a registered group of over 1,300 educational institutions of the country, seeking to extend the counselling to facilitate admission on vacant seats. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana The top court had earlier said that the question is not whether it has power to do it but whether it should allow the deemed universities and colleges to fill up their vacant seats by making an exception to the set schedule of admissions. Deemed universities and colleges had claimed that they have around 1,000 seats vacant in the post-graduate medical courses and if stray vacancy counselling round is extended then such seats could be filled.last_img read more

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Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

first_imgJaipur: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Monday. He was declared elected unopposed as the deadline for the withdrawal of nominations for the bypoll ended at 3 pm. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot congratulated Singh on his election to the Upper House of Parliament. “Congratulate former PM Dr #ManmohanSingh ji on being elected unopposed as a member of #RajyaSabha from #Rajasthan. Dr Singh’s election is a matter of pride for the entire state. His vast knowledge and rich experience would benefit the people of Rajasthan a lot,” he tweeted. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Returning Officer and Assembly Secretary Pramil Kumar Mathur made the announcement. The government’s chief whip, Mahesh Joshi, received the election certificate on behalf of Singh. The former PM was nominated by the Congress while the BJP did not field any candidate for the bypoll, necessitated due to the death of Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini. The former PM had filed the nomination papers on August 13. Singh was a member of the Upper House of Parliament from Assam for almost three decades. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday He was a Rajya Sabha member for five consecutive terms from 1991 to 2019 and the country’s prime minister for two consecutive terms between 2004 and 2014. His tenure in the Rajya Sabha ended on June 14 this year and he could not be renominated as the Congress party did not have the strength to send him to the Upper House from Assam again and there was no other vacancy left. Rajasthan has 10 Rajya Sabha seats. Remaining nine seats of Rajya Sabha from the state are with the BJP.last_img read more

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Solar energy developers sentiment low capacity addition slows down

first_imgNew Delhi: Inconsistent government actions cast a shadow over solar energy developers’ sentiment and slowed down capacity addition momentum, a report by CRISIL Research said Monday. India has set an ambitious target of having 175 GW of renewables including 100 GW of solar energy by 2022. The outlook for solar energy development in the country is constrained as capacity additions get delayed, CRISIL Research said in a statement. CRISIL Research expects solar power capacity additions of 48-50 GW between fiscals 2019 and 2023. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepHowever, it said that developer sentiment has been negatively impacted by the lack of clarity on several policy issues and arbitrary bid cancellations, which is contrary to a supportive policy stance from the government. Over fiscals 2017 to 2019, while previously tendered capacities continued to be commissioned apace, certain risks to future project implementation manifested. There were frequent bid cancellations, lack of clarity on GST procedures, and cost pressure from the imposition of the safeguard duty on imported cells/modules, it said. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsWhile, the GST (good and services tax) clarity was lacking for over a year with a final decision taken in December by the GST council, it ended with an increase in taxation compared to what was expected by the industry. Similarly, the safeguard duty has turned out to be a double whammy of sorts, impacting costs of solar power projects and not resulting in any significant offtake for the domestic manufacturing sector, the report said. This was coupled by cancellation of bids post auctions as state utilities / SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India found tariffs to be higher than expectations. Close to 4.7 GW was cancelled in such a manner over March – December 2018. In such a scenario, CRISIL Research’s outlook factors in the prevailing market dynamics, where regulatory/policy support is itself emerging as a key risk. The renewable energy domain is highly dependent on policy support and any uncertainty on that front can have strong negative consequences. It stated that considering the current regulatory haze, outlook has been revised downward. The CRISIL Research continued to monitor the same and remain aware of a possibility of upsides to our call, once regulatory risk is mitigated to an extent. Further, it stated that adequate land availability, timely implementation of grid infrastructure, and the ability of players to raise low cost funds will also be crucial enablers.last_img read more

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Israel Concerned About USSaudi Arabia Military Deal

Toronto – Prominent Israelis are expressing concern over the $110 billion arms deal the US and Saudi Arabia signed on Saturday.Ahead of a weekly cabinet meeting, Israeli energy minister, Yuval Steinitz, called the deal “a matter that really should trouble us all.”Israel has been enjoying a military edge over its Arab neighbours for some time and is worried that this deal represents an erosion of that advantage. At the same time, it acknowledges that creating an impenetrable bulwark against Iran’s nuclear ambitions is critical to the survival of the region. Netanyahu himself has expressed a willingness to improve ties with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries but is reluctant to relinquish Israel’s military advantage.Asserting that the Trump administration understands these concerns, a US State Department official was quoted by Reuters as saying: “We’re taking a whole bunch of measures, some apparent some not so apparent, to ensure Israel’s qualitative military edge. That will in no way be compromised.”In addition to these assurances, the official promised that Trump will soon be releasing a statement aimed at assuring Israel. “You’ll hear a really strong statement from the president on his commitment to Israel and to Israel’s defense.”Israeli Intelligence Minister, Israel Katz, was not so easily convinced and labelled Saudi Arabia as a “hostile” country. “Saudi Arabia is a hostile country and we must ensure that Israel’s qualitative military edge should be maintained. Hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons deals is something we should receive explanations about.”Steinitz appears to agree with his colleague. “We have also to make sure that those hundreds of billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia will not, by any means, erode Israel’s qualitative edge, because Saudi Arabia is still a hostile country without any diplomatic relations and nobody knows what the future will be,” the minister said.The arms deal signed on Saturday encompasses five areas, namely border and coastal security, cyber security, communications technology, modernization of the Saudi air force as well as air and missile defense, according to the State Department.With Saudi Arabia ranks as the second largest importer of weaponry in the world and the US being the world’s foremost exporter of arms, it seems like a match made in military heaven.Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has offered no public reaction but has promised to discuss the issue in the next cabinet meeting. read more

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Mozilla exec tells big data committee he was shocked by what Alexa

OTTAWA — A security executive for the internet browser company Mozilla says he was shocked by the recordings of his family that were collected and retained by Amazon’s popular Alexa voice-activated interactive speaker.Alan Davidson, Mozilla’s vice-president of global policy, trust and security, says the Amazon Echo device is a wonderful product but when he recently examined what his family’s had recorded and stored, he found it included conversations among his young children.He says none of that may be wrong or unlawful, but he says it highlights the problems with how consumers actively give consent to tech companies. Amazon’s Alexa voice command auditors can access customers’ home addresses, sources say Like it or not, everyday items for the home are getting smarter — and creepier Amazon explains why Alexa recorded a couple’s conversation and then sent it to someone else Davidson says internet companies need to do more to give customers more “granular” consent options for how specific pieces of personal information are collected and used by high-tech companies.Mark Ryland, the chief security officer for Amazon Web Services, says Amazon makes it very clear that consent is part of the Alexa experience, and that customers can delete any collected data if they like.Davidson and Ryland were testifying in Ottawa before the international grand committee on big data, privacy and democracy, which includes politicians from Canada, Britain, and several other countries. read more

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No 1 overall pick Wiggins signs with Adidas staying with Jayhawks apparel

Andrew Wiggins will wear Adidas with the Cleveland Cavaliers.The No. 1 overall pick in the draft, Wiggins wore the apparel company’s gear while starring last season for Kansas. He chose to stick with Adidas rather than sign with a rival such as Nike in what’s being called “an unprecedented partnership.”The deal announced Wednesday is believed to be worth more than $2 million per year.“Joining the Adidas family is a blessing and an honour and I am extremely excited for what lies ahead,” Wiggins, from Vaughan, Ont., said in a statement. “Our collaboration couldn’t be more organic both personally and professionally and I look forward to moving to the next level with the brand.”Wiggins joins Dante Exum, the fifth overall pick of the Utah Jazz, in signing with Adidas out of this year’s draft. Other players on the company’s NBA roster include Derrick Rose, John Wall, Damian Lillard and Dwight Howard.“Partnering with an elite talent of Andrew’s calibre continues our momentum and investment to the future of Adidas,” said Chris Grancio, the company’s head of global basketball sports marketing.Adidas owns a fraction of the marketplace at about three per cent, according to retail tracking firm SportsOnceSource, while Nike dominates at close to 95 per cent with help from its Jordan brand. But the move to sign Wiggins signals a bold move by the German company to build its basketball business around young, up-and-coming stars.Wall and Lillard, for example, were both first-time all-stars this past season.The move also represents a level of comfort for Wiggins, who tweeted out a photo of himself Wednesday wearing an Adidas shirt and a KU cap. The Jayhawks have worn gear from Adidas since 2005, which means Wiggins wore their shoes and apparel during his only season in college.“Been waiting for this day,” Wiggins said in his tweet. “Happy to be joining the @adidashoops fam!” No. 1 overall pick Wiggins signs with Adidas, staying with Jayhawks’ apparel provider by Dave Skretta, The Associated Press Posted Jul 9, 2014 1:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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FLSmidth launches global survey to help customers discover mineral industry automation opportunities

first_imgFLSmidth has launched a global benchmark survey to discover automation opportunities as part of its strategy to drive automation innovation in the minerals industry. “We believe there are numerous automation opportunities yet to be fully utilised, such as ensuring effective production asset management, enhancing performance and improving recovery rates,” says Rafael Martinez, Vice President, Automation USA. The initiative, titled “Find Your Hidden Treasure,” includes participants from global mining centres such as North and South America, Australia and South Africa. The benchmark was launched in November 2010. Participants will receive a personalised benchmark report with comments by industry analyst ARCweb. In addition, respondents will be eligible to participate in a drawing for a free automation plant audit conducted by FLSmidth specialists to evaluate automation opportunities.FLSmidth says it “hopes to create a dialogue with its customers on opportunities to further automate their operations and use the feedback and survey results to shape future automation solutions in partnership with participants. The benchmark survey is a first of its kind analysing automation solutions in the minerals industry and signals FLSmidth’s commitment to be the industry leader.”  www.flsmidth.com/treasurelast_img read more

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Syria war has reached stalemate

first_imgSYRIA’S DEPUTY PRIME Minister has said the country’s civil war has reached a stalemate.Speaking exclusively to The Guardian, Qadri Jamil claimed that President Bashar Assad will call for a ceasefire at the Geneva conference on the state’s future.“Neither the armed opposition nor the regime is capable of defeating the other side,” he said. “This zero balance of forces will not change for a while.”A ceasefire would require international observation by UN monitors or peacekeepers but Jamil insisted that they would have to come from neutral or friendly countries.Any proposals from Syria would also include the cessation of any talk of military intervention.The deputy PM, who joined the government last year, admitted that the country has suffered catastrophic losses in terms of finances, as well as loss of life. During the 30-month conflict, the economy has lost about $100 billion.Humanitarian agencies have set the current death toll at more than 100,000 people.Yesterday, the Assad regime said it would destroy its chemical weapons arsenal but warned that it would cost $1 billion and take about a year.The long-awaited Geneva Two conference has been delayed as the Opposition in Syria has refused to attend unless Assad resigns.Read more at theguardian.com>Related: Assad will destroy chemical arms – but it’ll take a year and cost $1 billionRead: John McCain says he is more “Pro-Russian” than PutinPope Francis: We don’t need to talk about abortion, gay marriage and contraception ‘all the time’last_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Thursday

first_imgTwitter appointed former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino to its board — she’s the first woman to become a director at the company [Buzzfeed Tech] [Uncredited/AP/Press Association Images] Updated at 10.38pmNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news. IRELANDTributes have been paid, following the death of South African icon Nelson MandelaThe Government asked the LRC to intervene in the ESB disputeA jury failed to reach a verdict in the damaged Monet caseGerry Adams stood by his remarks on the Smithwick reportThe man involved in yesterday’s Windy Arbour incident diedBankrupt businessman Seán Quinn admitted he was a “bold boy”A song paying tribute to a teacher in Tipperary topped the iTunes chartA sex offender was barred from travelling outside the UKGardaí appealed for help tracing a missing teenagerA woman arrested over the killing of Paddy Redmond was releasedA man with a hammer was arrested over an off-licence robberyIn NUIG, a college society was banned over a homophobic messageIrish Rail announced some extra Christmas servicesAnd TDs tried to figure out the meaning of the term ‘amazeballs’center_img PARTING SHOTThis is how the BBC covered Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, after 27 years, on 11 February 1990…(Youtube: JiuValley)Originally posted at 9.23pm WORLDA tree lands on a car in Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh after Scotland is hit by strong winds [David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images]#UK: A lorry driver was killed as a major storm swept across the UK — more than 25,000 homes were left without power in Scotland and Northern Ireland#LONDON: Nigella Lawson told a court in the fraud trial of her former assistants that she was being treated more like a defendant than a witness#FRANCE: French President Francois Hollande promised to double the number of his country’s troops in the Central African Republic#VATICAN: The Pope set up a commission to advise him on sex abuseINNOVATIONIt was revealed the NSA is gathering nearly five billion call records a day across the globeA Russian startup has released a smartphone with two screens — one a regular LED screen, the other an eReaderlast_img read more

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The 5 at 5 Wednesday

first_img EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #MOTHER AND BABY HOMES: The Commission of investigation has said the bodies of more than 950 children from Dublin institutions were sent for medical use. 2. #CAB: The Criminal Assets Bureau has has seized a substantial amount of cash and property from a family suspected of extorting elderly and vulnerable people in Cork.3. #SEXUAL VIOLENCE: New figures show that more than 2,270 women reported a rape or sexual assault to Gardaí last year. 4. #TIME 100: Three activists who led the Together for Yes campaign during the Eighth Amendment referendum have been named on Time magazine’s list of ‘Most Influential’ people for 2019.5. #NOTRE DAME: France will invite architects from around the world to submit designs for rebuilding the spire of the famous cathedral that was destroyed in a devastating blaze on Monday.  Image: Shutterstock/James Mearns Image: Shutterstock/James Mearns Short URL By Cónal Thomas Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The 5 at 5: Wednesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Wednesday 17 Apr 2019, 4:49 PM 7,449 Views Apr 17th 2019, 4:49 PM https://jrnl.ie/4596705 Share1 Tweet Email 1 Comment last_img read more

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Go Greek in March

first_imgAn ambitious initiative to encourage greater use of the Greek language at home has been proposed by designating March 2015 as ‘Speak Greek’ month. Behind the idea is former general manager of SBS and chair of Channel 31, Mike Zafiropoulos AM.Mr Zafiropoulos, who holds the presidency of Fronditha Care, told Neos Kosmos that such a project could help challenge worrying trends in the use of Greek within families.“Greek as a language spoken at home is gradually declining in Australia,” he said. “These days, first generation Greek Australians are hardly one third of the Greek community, so there’s been a natural decline, because of inter-marriages, and the second generation finding it easier to use English in their communications.”Fronditha’s president said the idea for Speak Greek month was partly driven from experiences within his own family.“It occurred to me as a parent of a couple of kids at Greek school, and witnessing the struggles they are making to speak Greek … and I suppose a guilt that I should be doing more as a bilingual parent to help them with their learning.”A model for the initiative, says Mr Zafiropoulos, is the global Lights Out campaign aimed at drawing attention to energy saving.“Ours is similar, it’s about highlighting the fact that we need to do more if we want to keep our language alive. ‘Let’s put the lights on the Greek language this March.”With the Antipodes Festival and Greek National Day both falling within the month, March appears the ideal period to promote the language.Asked if families would be able to sustain four weeks of Greek being the primary language of communication, Mr Zafiropoulos said: “Absolutely they can, if there’s an effort and if it’s widely-known. I’m very optimistic.”Meanwhile reaction to the idea has been positive. Bill Papastergiadis, president of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, said he was delighted to support the campaign and that GOCMV welcomed the initiative. “Language is the gateway to culture. Stay close to our wonderful traditions by conversing in Greek,” said Mr Papastergiadis.Reflecting on his own strategy for encouraging Greek to be spoken at home regularly, GOCMV’s president said negotiating an arrangement with one’s children was one way to go.“One thing I do, is I’ve an agreement with my little kids to spend our weekends trying to talk to one another in Greek. “It’s a win-win for everyone, as it provides us with a protracted period of time to practice, but it’s also not an overly restrictive period for not speaking English. Manos Tzimpragos, Principal of GOCMV’s language schools, told Neos Kosmos:“It’s a great initiative. It will give an opportunity for children and families to be immersed in the language, and for parents to get involved in real life situations where the language is used.“By coincidence, we are planning for our teaching programs in March to include playing traditional Greek games, in which children will use the language, so that can compliment Speak Greek month.”Tasos Douvartzidis, chair of Community Languages Australia, the umbrella body that unites ethnic schools across Australia, said that the project was to be applauded.“There is a need to take a positive approach to embracing the Greek language, and not enforcing it,” said Mr Douvartzidis.“We need positive pathways to see that speaking Greek becomes, let us say ‘trendy’ within households”.The Speak Greek in March project will look to gather momentum in the new year with consultations planned with media outlets, schools, teachers, community organisations and other stakeholders. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Toni Jimenez the key to Spurs great goalkeepers

first_imgThe coach is loved by all the guardians at Tottenham Hotspur for his work, and he’s being praised by many at the teamFormer Spanish goalkeeper Toni Jimenez has been with Tottenham Hotspur since 2014.The footballer played for the Spanish national team in the past.He was also part of Rayo Vallecano, Espanyol, Atletico de Madrid, among others, in the Spanish La Liga tournament.But now he has been a goalkeeping coach and has been praised by many, including Spurs’ own Hugo Lloris.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I’m enjoying every day in my work with Toni. I’m still learning a lot from him. He helped me to become a modern goalkeeper,” he said to the club’s official website.“He’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever worked with,” said Michel Vorm. “I came to the Club when I was 30 and I’m still learning and becoming a better goalkeeper, and that’s thanks to him.”Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday: “For me, he’s the best goalkeeping coach in the world. His mentality, his passion…I’ve not seen with other people. I’m so lucky to have him next to me.”“His energy is amazing and the way he works deserves to be praised, providing all his experience, knowledge and commitment to the team, the Club, the players,” he added.“He’s a crazy guy with that passion, clever…of course there are other excellent goalkeeping coaches but for me, he’s the best.”last_img read more

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Breeders Cup Thoroughbred Championships in Del Mar concludes Saturday

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) — The two-day Breeders’ Cup Thoroughbred Championships concludes Saturday with nine races, including the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, at Del Mar, which is hosting the event for the first time.Gun Runner, the 9-5 morning line favorite, comes into the Classic with four wins and a second in five starts this year and the No. 1 ranking in the National Thoroughbred Association’s Top Thoroughbred Poll.Trainer Steve Asmussen said the 4-year-old colt is “considerably faster” than last year, when he finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.”I’m greatly appreciative of this opportunity,” Asmussen said. “It’s obviously a very special running of the Classic.”Gun Runner will be pitted against four horses from Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s barn, including Arrogate, who won the Classic in 2016 and handed Gun Runner his only defeat this year in the $10 million Dubai World Cup in March. Baffert’s other entries are Collected, who beat Arrogate in their last start in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar in August; West Coast, who has a five- race win streak, and Mubtaahij, who won his first start for his new trainer in the Awesome Again at Santa Anita in September.Rounding out the Classic field are: Churchill and War Decree, who were shipped over from Europe by veteran trainer Aidan O’Brien; Fountain of Youth winner Gunnevera; Smarty Jones victor Pavel; Brooklyn winner War Story; and the gray, Win the Space, who was third in the Awesome Again. During a recent conference call, Baffert called the Classic “a pretty deep field,” saying “there are some good horses in there.” Saturday’s other races are:    — the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile featuring 9-5 morning line favorite Bolt d’Oro, who has a perfect three-for-three record, including two wins at Del Mar. The 2-year-old colt is owned and trained by Mick Ruis, who said he thinks it’s “awesome” that the race is in San Diego County, where he was born and raised.”We’re going to have a lot of local family (members) and friends here,” Ruis said. Bolt d’Oro’s rivals will include The Tabulator, who is also unbeaten in three starts.  — the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, with Lady Eli as the 5- 2 morning line favorite. The 5-year-old mare successfully battled laminitis, an inflammatory condition of the tissues, after stepping on a nail, returning to the races in 2016 with a win and two second-place finishes, including a loss by a nose in the Filly and Mare Turf to Queen’s Trust, whom she will face again this year.”Lady Eli is a very special horse to me and my entire staff and her owners for all she’s overcome, for her incredible talent that she has and so many places she’s brought us together,” her trainer, Chad Brown, said during a recent conference call.”I’ve never seen one up close with this much heart and determination and I just hope everyone has the opportunity to be close to a horse like this some time in their lives.”   — the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf, which will include defending champion, Highland Reel, The 7-2 morning line favorite Ulysses was scratched based on the recommendation of the track veterinarian.   — the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile, in which the Irish-bred Ribchester was made the 7-2 morning line favorite.   — the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint, in which another of Baffert’s horses, Drefong, will attempt to defend his title as the 5-2 morning line favorite.   — the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, in which the California-based Unique Bella will try to keep her perfect record this year intact. The 9-5 morning line favorite is five-for-five this year, with only one loss in her career. Her rivals will include last year’s winner, Finest City.   — the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, in which the 5-2 morning line favorite Lady Aurelia is set to take on 11 rivals of both sexes.   — the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, in which the 7-2 morning line favorite is Moonshine Memories, who is unbeaten in three starts, including two at Del Mar.Four Breeders’ Cup races were run Friday, including the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff where Forever Unbridled kept her perfect record this year in tact.The 5-year-old mare, who finished third in the Distaff at Santa Anita last year, won the 1 1/8-mile race by a half-length over her 3-year-old rival, Kentucky Oaks winner Abel Tasman before a crowd announced at 32,278.Another 3-year-old filly, Paradise Woods, finished third in the eight- horse field. Elate, who went off as the 2-1 favorite, finished fourth.Forever Unbridled paid $9.40 to win, $5 to place and $3.40 to show as the bettors’ third choice. She had a late start to her season after undergoing surgery for a bone chip following last year’s Breeders’ Cup, and came into this year’s Distaff with a victory in the Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs in June and a win by a neck over last year’s Distaff winner, Songbird, in the Personal Ensign in August.Forever Unbridled’s trainer, Dallas Stewart, noted that owner Charles Fipke “could have retired her.””She was already a (Grade 1) winner but it wasn’t severe, and Chuck’s like, ‘I want to keep going on with her’ and he did,” Stewart said.”A lot of people — I mean, nine out of 10 guys, I think, would have retired her. But Chuck, being the guy he is, a sportsman and loves racing and wanted to see this happen for her, and he did it.”Now that the daughter of 1995 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Unbridled’s Song and 2006 Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever has beaten some of thenation’s best fillies and mares, she may be pointed to race next against male horses in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park in Florida.”We’re definitely going to be considering it,” the mare’s owner, Charles Fipke, said shortly after the Distaff. “That would be the goal … I don’t know how she’ll stack up against the colts.”It was the second Breeders’ Cup victory for Fipke, who won the Filly and Mare Turf with Perfect Shirl in 2011, and for Stewart, who won the Distaff in 2001 with Unbridled Elaine, while it was jockey John Velazquez’s 15th career win in a Breeders’ Cup race. Updated: 9:27 AM , Posted: November 4, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Breeders’ Cup Thoroughbred Championships in Del Mar concludes Saturday November 4, 2017last_img read more

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3 teens arrested for stealing disabled mans van from Miami Gardens church

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have arrested three teenagers accused of stealing a van from a church parking lot.Miami Gardens Police said surveillance video captured the 15-year-olds, who they arrested Thursday, taking off with a handicap accessible van at Holy Family Episcopal Church near Northwest Seventh Avenue and 187th Street, Sunday.Related: Police locate handicap van stolen from disabled driver in Miami GardensThe 2000 Toyota Sienna belonged to 65-year-old Kenneth Roberts, who has limited use of his legs.On Wednesday, officers recovered the vehicle and returned it to him.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly July 24 2014

first_imgIndividual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioOil Tax Heavyweights Spar At Packed Debate Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – AnchorageIt was standing-room only at an Anchorage debate on whether to keep the new capped oil tax rate or to switch back to a system where the rate goes up along with the profits. It was an unusually large – and even occasionally rowdy – crowd for the subject matter. But with voters deciding how they want to manage the bulk of the state’s revenue in less than a month, the stakes are high.Effort to Ban Commercial Set Netting Moves ForwardShaylon Cochran, KDLL – KenaiThe push to ban commercial set netting moved another step forward this week. A Superior Court Judge in Anchorage ruled yesterday that the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance can begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative, so voters can decide about the value of commercial set net fishing in Cook Inlet.Investigation Continues Into Tourist Train DerailmentMargaret Friedenauer, KHNS – GainesAn investigation continues into what caused a tourist train to derail along a mountain pass north of Skagway yesterday, injuring 19 passengers.Tribal Leaders Discuss Ambler RoadDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksTribal leaders are gathering interested parties, including state and federal officials, in the village of Allakaket to discuss the state’s proposed road into the Ambler Mining District.  Upper Koyukuk River people are concerned about impacts to subsistence resources by the road, and mining development it would bring.Over 11,000 Alaskans Receiving Health Insurance Refunds Annie Feidt, APRN – AnchorageMore than 11,000 Alaskans are getting refunds from their health insurance company. As part of the Affordable Care Act, companies have to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on medical care and wellness.  If they don’t hit that target, they are required to send refunds to customers. The average refund amount in Alaska is nearly $388 per family.Business leaders and Politicians Meet in Whistler BC for Economic Summit Lori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageThe Pacific Northwest Economic Region or PNWER summit is happening right now in Whistler British Columbia. The annual gathering of business leaders and politicians from Western Canada and the Northwest states alternates between the two countries each year. Last year, meetings were in Anchorage. At least 11 of Alaska’s legislators are attending.Commercial Chum Bustling, But Causing Anger on the YukonZachariah Hughes, KNOM – NomeWith chum salmon surging through much of Western Alaska, commercial openings are having dramatically different effects from a price spike in Kotzebue, to frustration towards managers in the upper Yukon.Japanese Fishermen Visit Alaska for Ideas on SustainabilityLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauA group of Japanese fishermen is touring the Northwest United States to get an education in fisheries. The group’s first stop was Juneau where they toured the hatchery at DIPAC Monday morning.last_img read more

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Russia actually just told the UN that gay people dont exist in

first_imgWhen pushed about the torture and execution of gay men in Chechnya, Russia said gays don’t exist there, so there can’t be any violence against them. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Russia faced the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) during the week. The UPR is a review of the human rights records of UN member states.Acting Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov represented Russia at the review. He told the HRC Chechnya has not committed any atrocities against gay people, because they don’t exist there.‘The investigations that we carried out… did not confirm evidence of rights’ violations, nor were we even able to find representatives of the LGBT community in Chechnya,’ he told the HRC.‘Please, help us do this and find them,’ he said.Torture and execution in ‘gay concentration camps’Chechnya is located in the North Caucasus and is a federal subject of Russia. Chechens dispute Russia’s rule over them and terrorists have carried out a number of attacks in major Russian cities.In early 2017, Russian news site Novaya Gazeta, revealed Chechen authorities had been rounding up suspected gay men. The men were detained at ‘concentration camps’, tortured and in some cases, executed. Konovalov’s comments follow on from Chechen President’s Ramzan Kadyrov’s comments that ‘Chechnya does not have any gay people’.News of the atrocities against gay men has attracted international condemnation and pressure on Russia to end the persecution.Last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to investigate the crimes, but advocacy groups say nothing has been done.The Russia LGBT Network has even gone as far to say, Russia’s lack of action against the atrocities has sent a message to society and caused an increase in homophobic attacks.‘The government has not responded clearly to condemn the violence and we can see how that could be inspiration for homophobic groups,’ the Russia LGBT Network’s chairperson, Mikhail Tumasov, told Gay Star News.‘It’s important that for the government to say clearly, that LGBT people are a social group and they should be protected.‘Then such people (homophobes) would follow their example.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Russia’s acting Justice Miniser, Alexander Konovalov. | Photo: UN Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Chechnya one year on – what’s happening there now?Human rights group reveals details of ‘gruesome ordeal’ facing gay men in ChechnyaLGBTI activist Peter Tatchell detained in Russia at World CupRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russia-actually-just-told-the-un-that-gay-people-dont-exist-in-chechnya/last_img read more

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